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Overall, not a bad company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Work schedules and locations can be flexible.
Coworkers are very helpful - if the person you asked doesn't know the answer, s/he will often help you find someone that does know the answer. Initial product training gives good exposure to the product.

Cons

Company doesn't promote new positions to employees first. The way to know if positions are coming open is to monitor LinkedIn.
Cross country travel isn't factored into work schedules.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give existing employees a chance to move up / around. Factor crazy travel times into expected billing.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A private company that is publicly traded.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MicroStrategy

    Pros

    The 14th floor has a nice view.

    Cons

    The current company is run and managed by the CEO and his lawyers. It is without leadership and a soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good to start building your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in McLean, VA

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance. Schedules are very flexible and management is very open to these kind of concerns
    - You work with some amazingly bright fellows.
    - You can work at multiple projects at the same time using different technologies. Rotation is enough to keep things interesting
    - Management is in general very friendly and open to new proposals and to give your ideas a shot
    - Career plans are generally good, at least in the Software Engineering area

    Cons

    - Poor compensation/perks available. In general, MicroStrategy offers way less (at least 10%) than what other comparable tech companies offer in the area. Perks are almost non-existent (the only good one we have is a gym at the HQ). Bonuses are also very small. Talented people usually jumps ship after a couple of years for obvious reasons.
    - Some managers are very good, but others are very inefficient and disorganized, causing a mess in projects. Also, we're normally short-staffed in terms of QA, UI and Program Management personnel, so we as developers end up doing tasks we shouldn't.
    - A lot of immigrants. Not a bad thing per se. The problem is many barely speak/write English and this makes communication though at moments.
    - Many tasks are performed at the China center. This is a problem as many of your QA engineers will be located at the other side of the world and you have no chance to talk to them.
    - I'm not a big fan of the board and president. They don't seem to be very involved with personnel and MicroStrategy has grown so big that bureaucratic hurdles appear constantly as the company tries to reshift to accommodate the strategies they pick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should take into account what the market offers to talented Software Engineering professionals. Compensation and perks are not primary but are very important, and you're lacking the interesting in doing more to keep your employees happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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